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Trihexyphenidyl 2mg/5ml Elixir – Generic Artane 473ml

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Trihexyphenidyl oral elixir

What is trihexyphenidyl oral
elixir?
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL can help to improve the stiffness and movement problems
associated with Parkinson’s disease. Trihexyphenidyl can also help to prevent
or control movement-related side effects of other medicines. Generic
trihexyphenidyl oral elixir is not yet available.

What should I tell my health care
provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
closed-angle glaucoma
difficulty passing urine
heart disease
high blood pressure
kidney disease
prostate trouble
stomach obstruction
an unusual or allergic reaction to trihexyphenidyl, other medicines,
foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
breast-feeding

How should I take this medicine?
Take trihexyphenidyl oral elixir by mouth. Follow the directions on the
prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or
container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one;
household spoons are not always accurate. Take 30 to 60 minutes before meals,
unless your prescriber or health care professional tells you otherwise. You can
take trihexyphenidyl with food if it upsets your stomach. Take your doses at
regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. It may
take several days to see the full effect of trihexyphenidyl; do not stop taking
except on your prescriber’s advice.

This medicine is not for use in children.

What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your
next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What drug(s) may interact with
trihexyphenidyl?
alcohol
amantadine
levodopa
medicines for diarrhea
medicines for hay fever and other allergies
medicines for mental depression
medicines for mental problems and psychotic disturbances
medicines for movement abnormalities as in Parkinson’s disease, or for
gastrointestinal problems
medicines that help relieve anxiety or sleeping problems (such as
diazepam or temazepam)

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you
are taking, including nonprescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or
herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you
are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you
use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with
your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your
medicines.

What side effects may I notice
from taking trihexyphenidyl?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care
professional as soon as possible:
blurred vision
confusion, hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really
there)
excess sweating or unable to tolerate hot weather
fast, or irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
loss of memory
pain or difficulty passing urine
skin rash
slurred speech
vomiting
weakness or tiredness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your
prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
agitation, nervousness
constipation
dizziness, drowsiness
dry mouth
headache
nausea

What should I watch for while
taking trihexyphenidyl?
Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your
progress. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly. Your prescriber or health
care professional may want to gradually reduce the dose so that you do not get
side effects or make your condition worse. Your prescriber or health care
professional may want you to have an eye exam from time to time.

You may get dizzy or have blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do
anything that requires mental alertness until you know how trihexyphenidyl
affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or
stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol can make you more drowsy, avoid alcoholic drinks.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and
drinking plenty of water, will help.

Trihexyphenidyl may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact
lenses, you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your
ophthalmologist if the problem does not go away or is severe.

Stay out of bright light and wear sunglasses if trihexyphenidyl makes your eyes
more sensitive to light.

Trihexyphenidyl may increase your chance of a heat stroke (symptoms may
include: stomach upset or cramps, fever, heat intolerance). Avoid hot weather
and drink plenty of fluids. Report stomach cramps or pain,
fever, dizziness, faintness or general inability to handle hot weather to your
prescriber immediately.

Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot
open.

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